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Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara efforts to ruin the nation’s anime industry continue – this time the old man has stated that the quake induced cancellation of the industry’s events “served them right” for daring to complain about his constant attacks on their freedom of expression.

His comments were made in a live interview broadcast on NicoNico Douga:

“I’m not saying they can’t write this stuff. Just put it somewhere kids can’t reach it.

But in spite of this, the big publishers have some sort of persecution complex and keep whining about it.

[The Anime Contents Expo] went up in smoke with the disaster. Serves them right!”

The segment in question:

Ishihara happens to be chairman of one of the events so cancelled, TAF, something he seems disinclined to bother acknowledging now his use for the industry is at an end.

Previously he was forced into apologising for calling the earthquakes “divine punishment” for the sinfulness of the Japanese (apparently Japan’s children and old people must be particularly sinful to warrant being drowned or rendered homeless).

Other comments have focussed on the undesirability of the Internet, otaku, mangaka, homosexuals, young people and, of course, foreigners.

That the people of Tokyo elected such a man 4 times certainly says something about the mentality of the Japanese electorate.


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    Avatar of Myballz
    Comment by Myballz
    03:29 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So your telling me that Japanese voted for this guy because they hate the Internet, otaku, mangaka, homosexuals, young people and, of course, foreigners?

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    Comment by LDC
    06:29 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I hate that guy. I really hate what he's doing.

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    Comment by yaku
    06:49 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's like he's made a life goal to always surpass himself, in he's case every time he opens his mouth he fails harder than the last time.

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    14:24 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @LDC,who doesn't?(except some old people)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why, why did he fail on evrything he said, he just wanted to move them away from what kids see, and I'm good with that, I wouldn't like to see my 5 year old son watching naked bullshit that he doesn't even understand, and if he wanted to slip a way some ero at the age of 12, I wouldn't mind,as long as not ALL the manga becomes ERO anime or manga.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    04:17 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The guy is the biggest hypocrite there ever was.
    Really he should be ashamed of himself as every time he opens his mouth something stupid comes out.

    Comment by Anonymous

    and Btw anime naked women is bullshit,get a real girl dumbass

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except he didn't do anything to the hentai

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm confused. What exactly did he ban?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He didn't ban any of the hentai, moron. All that wonderful stuff is still there to be seen.

    Comment by Anonymous

    He banned incest hentai not regular hentai.

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    Comment by Hayate
    12:49 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    now im pissed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Actually, that sounds about 100% right if you want to describe older Japanese people.

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    Comment by Myballz
    04:00 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    No wonder they can't have sex.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:24 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    When you reach that age, everything DOES start to break down.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    05:01 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Or have to pay for it, every time they need it ;)

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    11:47 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You want to know what I think of Ishihara?
    Just look at my avatar.

    Anyways, I bet he is doing some sort of conspiracy. Someone should expose him!

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    10:33 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why is this guy still alive?

    I'm starting to wonder, who are the people who vote in Japan? Old people, sure their wise but this just stupid, parent are too lazy to take care of their own children so they rely on this
    ban. I mean broadcasters in Japan have been trying hard already airing stuff in the dead of the night but if the parents still can't keep their children asleep by then, remove the TV or just don't make children at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its called old age democracy
    Get the younger people to vote and we will see a change

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    btw he was talking about new anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OK guys, no..stop making wrong statements I was in japan 2 days ago and one of my fellow mates was making a story about popculture, and one of the topics were entertainment ratings,in which it fell into the ishihara connection between the
    industry and the values that the japanese had,stating FOR THE 40TH TIME that "anime has taken a different step in terms of art form,now adays it's all about satisfying 25+ weirdos, even my brother doesn't let their kids watch anime after 5 pm" SO YES it is a problem but you guys are getting to deep into guiltyness instead of seeing reason. "ANIME is getting boring by the minute,only a few of them cares about the quality on em, mostly of them fall in the perversion genere"

    this is from a 24 year old japanese guy from Ashitori prefercture.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    20:55 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 14:08

    I can see that. And it's the only thing I agree with Ishihara on in terms of that aspect. But is killing freedom of speech really the method? Wasn't Bakemonogatari one of the highest-selling anime or something? It may have had sensual elements to it but it was marvelously assembled.

    I believe the trend in Japan and the world is that we are trying to clear our genetic memory of sexual bullshit. We have lived under an iron fist of guilt about sex for so long that it is boiling over. If we don't allow ourselves the means to explore and face that which we have avoided with an open mind, we could have a dangerous shift. As it is now, you're seeing people react to the sexuality. How it's portrayed will shift with the times, but for now, they're pushing the limits. Like when South Park said shit, and anime said 'damn' on toonami over here.

    Japan has had a rod up their ass about sex, and not in a kinky way. They're so out of integrity in their sexuality, lying to themselves for so long, that I honestly think these 'creepy people' are spearheading a bit of a sexual revolution. It didn't come in the way Japan expected, because if they expected it, then it wouldn't have happened.

    I could be wrong, but as awkward as all of this is, it's forcing parents to actually be parents again, it's forcing the conversations out into the open, and it's saturating the market just like others did before, which will shift eventually anyway.

    I say: patience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "anime has taken a different step in terms of art form,now adays it's all about satisfying 25+ weirdos, even my brother doesn't let their kids watch anime after 5 pm"

    Actually, it doesn't really matter if 95% of the Japanese public rejects anime.

    Foreigners can still keep holding cosplay conventions and buying anime merchandise.

    All anime could be produced direct-to-DVD and the industry wouldn't die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you're saying, that evrey young guy outthere has no taste on real anime rather seeing stupid ass stories about incest big boobs and stuff like that,this is so wrong,they're shutting down the real anime, and making younger ppl dumber,that's what's happening

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    Comment by Myballz
    01:14 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess Mangaka can't make a decent living off of decent story anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats is what we call demographic, where the old would not make way for the young, or otherwise, the 'Old Guard'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or you break down from all the bullshit around you.

    Pretty hard to live a life being fed bs without becoming like that I think.

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    Comment by Gitami
    07:45 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Coincidentally, the old people did vote him into office.

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    14:18 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sadly...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The good news is that old people tend to die before young people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not a majority problem and it's not about anime, please don't bring favoritism statements,it's about education and carreer decisions.

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    Comment by OTIKA
    20:24 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    With today's suicides and unjust social pressure on the young, this is a problem.

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    Comment by Hayate
    12:49 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    also makes 100% of the people that vote in the election...

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    Comment by Hayate
    12:54 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    funny isn't it? super evil guy always stay alive in real world...

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    14:25 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ironic(not correcting)

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    14:16 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It looks to be that way...

    The hell is wrong with their Electorate System cause that sounds too outrageous to possibly be true...

    I keep telling everyone that the winner of elections are predetermined but they don't listen, I mean, it is bluntly obvious when you look at this clown being selected 4 times straight I mean, really!?...

    Comment by Purple Mage
    04:19 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It always seems to be the narrow minded conservative racist fucks that always vote in droves.
    They have nothing better to do then complain and vote for stupid fucking shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    MOVE THEM AWAY FROM KIDS, wow...it's actually real, new generations are getting simpler dumber and more sensitive..that's why anime is dying evreybody complains nobody elses offers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHY IS HE RACIST!? GODDAMN MAKE SENSE! AND WHAT STUPID SHIT ARE YOU TALKING,YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT HOW POLITICS WORK RIGHT?, jesus christ he only said HE DIDN'T WANTED IT BANNED COMPLETELY! HE JUST WANTED TO MOVE THEM AWAY! what are you 12? 15? 16? dammit read the real news not SC

    he even stated "But in spite of this, the big publishers have some sort of persecution complex and keep whining about it." and you guys still throw bullshit comments about it GROW UP AND READ.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No course not, they voted him beause he wants every Chinese and Korean dead, being a racist twat and supports his view that all foreigners are barbaric.

    Please you guys stop fooling yourselves to keep thinking that only the geriatrics are supporting him for other reasons.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What? You think japs are open-minded, loving people? Have you ever lived in japland?

    Comment by Anonymous

    hello mr right...YEWS you're right,right now 25+ age mayority are disgracing anime,beacuse is taking a mere art sideways,and turning into something of perversion and stupidity,so yes you're right

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    01:39 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sure, you ain't just being narrow minded and plain retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    just point me out a new good anime(2010+) that's not about perversion,and doesn't have any ero crap on it, that it's not madoka magica, im talking about MAN ANIME!

    and this "sure, you ain't just being narrow minded and plain retarded."

    IT'S A FUCKING EXCUSE!all just be hones all you want it's imagining a bullshit girl and fap your brains out,stupid kid,go cry to your parents about your fake sex life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    and please...saying the word retarded to evrything you don't agree it's getting old and inmmature, grow up and stop pointing out politicians just beucase you have nothing else better to do,and this shit webpage it's not helping making new good anime.AT ALL.

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    Comment by Shin Shom
    03:02 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    someone please just kill him.... I promise a barrel filled with lolis for the killer.......

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    Comment by pedobear
    03:15 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    challenge excepted, please provide me with money so i can buy plane ticket and a rope.

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    Comment by Neonie
    03:53 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I can't believe they fucking reelected this man,.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    04:11 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Dinosaurs like other dinosaurs. In other words, stupid old people re-elected this stupid old man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I blame old people for not creating enough young people.

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    Comment by windsorv8
    04:37 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Carnivore dinosaurs are big, powerful, fast, and more intelligent than you think. Herbivores are stupid. Too bad, their size made them extinct, not because they're stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And if you don't vote, old guys who write rape novels go around with the banhammer on other genres with the same, or milder, content as the novel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The END is here indeed!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:23 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't believe he's exists.

    Quick, to the Homu-Mobile! We need to prevent his birth!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Herbivores, ya...that sounds like us allright.

    Sitting around, bashing some old idiot in a far of country that publishes works relevant to our interests.

    The day we all do something against the current situation i'll change my opinion but...that day is not today.

    Support you local authors and writers ppl :)
    Lets start relocating the market already.

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    07:42 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it was inevitable, he's gone senile and all the senile voters that re-elected him have lost their grip on the reality of the current situation.

    So he's actually glad that the country was hit with an epic natural disaster (excluding the fact that Tokyo fared comparitively better than the north did).

    He's actually happy that so many lives were lost and that so many communities are in disarray, the man is an anarchist at heart?

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    05:00 18/05/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    You can't blame young people for not voting... to vote is demode & gay

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    Comment by HouseLife
    05:18 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's so strange, killing him doesn't phase me at all. Usually I'm much more moderate about it, seeing potentials or otherwise, but he's doing things so wrong and for all the wrong reasons. With the exception of the idea of keeping certain manga away from children, but everything he's doing goes so far beyond that.

    It literally is just like "All right, ojii-san, you can leave now. You lived well, you've completed your mission. You're done on the planet."

    I just want him dead. The world literally has no need for anyone like him anymore.

    Granted we don't have any need for NEETs and hikikomori either, but his policies really do nothing about them besides piss them off. And not in the good way that'll make them get up and do something about it apparently.

    All they really need to do is be vocal and this wouldn't happen, but they don't. And Ishihara knows it.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:58 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @ Anon 5:27

    Unfortunately it's statements like that that make NEETs and hikikomori out to be useless and stupid. Because unfortunately those statements are useless and stupid. People blaming the way things are run as their reason for being lazy and not do anything are the true problem, and I'd bow to Ishihara if he was attempting to pull a Lelouche and make all the NEETs and hikikomori get off their asses and fight for something they believe in by being a villain to unite them and focus on. No better way to prove what taking action does than to actually take action.

    The only reason our leaders get away with what they get away with is because we're complacent and think it'll be too much trouble to do anything about alone. If we actually cared, we'd step up and make a difference. I'm guilty of the same, but I also don't know how I could do anything about this as a gaijin who doesn't speak the language.

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    Comment by Nozomu
    09:55 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @pedobear, how can I donate?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are people WORKING to MAKE the anime.

    How about they stop working, thus not supporting him with a damn cent.

    *Fridge logic incoming!*

    Oh right. He'd be happy if they just stopped making anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    neets and hikikomori are way better that a lot of people who actually work. trust me.

    and did you know that by working you're just funding the cancer of today's society (i.e. people like Ishihara)?

    better off not working at all and not giving any damn cent to fucked up ppl like him.

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    Comment by Yandere
    09:53 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only way that evil can ever succeed in this world, is for good men to do nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @5:36
    > Oh right. He'd be happy if they just stopped making anime.

    nope, he doesn't actually want the entire anime industry to die. only a specific part of it, the one that caters to otakus, and NEETs.

    from what I've heard, he's perfectly fine with poke-shit and similars; and he'd want all anime to be like that.

    they should really stop making that crap in order to deliver him a serious low blow.

    Comment by Anonymous

    >> I'd bow to Ishihara if he was attempting to pull a Lelouche and make all the NEETs and hikikomori get off their asses and fight for something they believe in by being a villain to unite them and focus on.

    lol, good luck with that.
    only thing NEETs and hikikomori believe in is "not doing anything"... well, apart from watching anime and fap to 2d girls.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    03:43 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how it's Pedobear himself that replies to this. ;3

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    Comment by OTIKA
    20:25 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll do it for half a barrel. I don't like this guy.

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    Comment by Shin Shom
    03:40 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The size of the barrel is proportional to the amount of pain Ishihara-san suffers before dying.

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    Comment by H-Ero
    03:06 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How big of a barrel?

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    Comment by Zair
    03:38 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does the size matter at this point :D?
    or the biggest size possible?

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    Comment by Megidola
    05:22 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pass on the fat loli? But you said you wanted a moe-blob...

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:18 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll pass on the fat loli. Yakomo can have her :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...a barrel filled with pickled lolis for the killer.......
    Awww, that's gross...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    who keeps rearranging the posts & comments - some of the tangents don't make any sense!

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    04:09 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone stick him in the universe of Saya no Uta. And make him the lead character (players would know why..)

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:17 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NICE ... MEAL

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    Comment by Megidola
    05:19 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That reminds me, I still need to finish that game (I-it's not like I'm s-scared or anything!)

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:16 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Megidola, you SHOULD be scared. The game is one of the most mindbendingly strange/scary things I've ever half-played. I couldn't get too into it due to the extreme guro-factor. But I do appreciate the story structure. But I think other Nitroplus games are way better since they're a lot more palatable as a story. Like how their Requiem for the Phantom turned out into an amazing anime.

    I don't' think Saya no Uta can ever be an anime. I refuse to watch something that disturbing. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:22 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd kill Ishihara 100x over for a Saya no Uta anime :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just dont kill the lolis.










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